Parents are strongly encouraged to use bus transportation as often as possible to minimize traffic concerns. The transportation company, First Student, will be handling bus routes, times, stops, and drivers. Contact Durham, at 601.859.0077, with any questions about bus transportation.
ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL OF STUDENTS
ARRIVAL... Elementary students will enter the building through their designated grade door (car riders) and Main Entrances (bus riders) and move immediately to either the lunchroom for breakfast or to their classrooms where teachers will be waiting for them. Teacher assistants will be placed on duty throughout the building.
Buses... All students arriving on buses will enter from the Main Entrance and go to either the lunchroom for breakfast or to their designated location.
Cars... Drop off begins at 7:00 a.m. All Elementary students arriving in cars will enter their designated grade door and will go to their designated location. Cars will enter the school from the East Entrance off of Yandell Road and continue on the main drive, students being dropped off for grades K-2 will remain in the inner lane, while students for grades 3-5 will proceed to the outer lane, if you have a student in both you will stay in the inner line until K-2 student is dropped off then proceed around to drop off 3-5 student. Once drop off is complete continue to exit in a clockwise fashion. Cars will continue in the outside lane of Ring Road to utilize the West Drive to exit.
DISMISSAL... Please exercise patience during dismissal times as they will have to be adjusted to account for the traffic flow. Safety is of utmost concern and must be considered first and foremost. The following procedures for dismissal will be as follows:
Buses... Elementary students riding buses will exit through the Elementary Main Entrance (front door) of the school to load buses as they are parked in single file in front of the school.
Cars... Pick-up begins at 1:45 p.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. All elementary students riding home in cars will exit through their designated grade doors once their name has been called. Please be sure that you have a card/poster displayed with your child’s name easily visible from the right front window. Please use the Arrival directions for dismissal, pulling out of the loading zone onto Ring Road, and continuing to exit utilizing the West Drive onto Yandell Road. Students that are not picked up from the car rider line by 2:30 may be picked up from the front office.
Daycare Vans... Daycare vans can line up at the rear entrance of the school, near the gym. Each daycare group will be lined up to exit once their van has been identified and an assistant will walk the respective students to the van.